The 2nd semi-final of CSA T20 Challenge 2019 would see the Warriors taking on Cape Cobra at Buffalo Park, East London. These two teams have a healthy rivalry from years, and the match between two similar level teams is expected to be mouthwatering.
Warriors have had a better season than Cape Cobras. Although, Cape Cobras have won more matches than Warriors this season, but only counting winnings is not always paramount. Cape Cobras have lost four games, whereas, Warriors have been defeated twice in this season so far.
Warriors played their previous match against Knights and easily defeated them by four wickets. Opting to the ball first, the Warriors bowlers bowled so well that they didn’t allow the top order batsmen to score in double digits and booked them for 97 runs in 20 overs. It was Andrew Birch who created a lot of problems for Knights batsmen and picked four wickets and giving ten runs in four overs.
In the reply, Warriors even found it tough to reach the target but a significant 40 runs knock by Cloete helped his team to make their place in the semi-finals.
On the other hand, Dolphins defeated Cape Cobras by five wickets in their previous match. Vaughn Van Jaarsveld played an exceptional knock of 48 runs for Dolphins and quickly reached the tiny target of 121 runs in 15 overs.
When and where:
Cape Cobras vs Warriors, 1st May, 2nd Semi-Finals
Buffalo Park, East London
3:30 PM / 10:00 AM GMT / 12:00 PM LOCAL
CC vs WAR Squad
Rory Kleinveldt (capt), Ferisco Adams, David Bedingham, Tladi Bokako, JP Duminy, George Linde, Janneman Malan, Aviwe Mgijima, Akhona Mnyaka, Dane Paterson, Vernon Philander Nkululeko Serame, Jason Smith, Kyle Verreynne
Smuts, Cloete, Breetzke, Qeshile, Ngoepe, Marais, Nyaku, de Klerk, Birch, Sipamla, Magala, Kaber, Langa
CC vs WAR Team News:
- Both the teams have announced their respective squad.
Probable Playing 11:
Vernon Philander, Rory Kleinveldt (c), Janneman Malan, Kyle Verreynne, David Bedingham (wk), Tladi Bokako, Nkululeko Serame, Jean-Paul Duminy, Jason Smith, Aviwe Mgijima, George Linde
Matthew Breetzke, Gihahn Cloete, JJ Smuts (c), Sinethemba Qeshile (wk), Lutho Sipamla, Andrew Birch, Marco Marais, Onke Nyaku, Thomas Kaber, Sisanda Magala, Jade de Klerk
CC vs WAR Dream11 predictions:
S Qeshile is the best wicketkeeper for this match. He is expected to score runs. G Cloete has played some brilliant knock this season and is expected to score runs. JP Duminy is expected to do well with the bat as well as with the ball. A Birch who took four wickets against Knights would come up with the same trick to dismiss Cobra’s batting line up.
Other Captain/Vice-captain here: Sipamla, O Nyaka, D Bedingham